ONYEAKWU, Ebenezer

Ebenezer Onyeagwu is a vastly experienced banker and financial expert, trained in reputable institutions of learning in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and United States of America. He has nearly 30 years experience in the Nigerian banking industry. He joined Zenith Bank Plc in 2002 as a Senior Manager, in the Internal Control and Audit Group of the bank. His professionalism, competence, integrity and commitment to the set objectives of the bank saw him rise swiftly between 2003 and 2005, first, as Assistant General Manager, then Deputy General Manager, and eventually as General Manager of the bank. In these capacities, Mr. Onyeakwu handled strategies for new business and branch development, management of risk assets portfolios, treasury functions, strategic top level corporate, multinationals and public institutional relationships, among others. Mr Onyeakwu has been announced as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Zenith Bank by It's Management. The tenure of Peter Amangbo, who is currently the bank’s MD/CEO, expires on May 31, so Mr. Onyeagwu is expected to take over from June 1, 2019.
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Deputy Managing Director, 2016 till date; Incoming Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank

Previous Appointments:

– Credit Analyst, (defunct Financial Merchant Bank Limited);

– Senior Consultant, PriceWaterHouse (now PriceWaterHouseCoopers);

– Senior Manager, Internal Control and Audit Group, Zenith Bank, 2002;

– Assistant General Manager, Zenith Bank;

– Deputy General Manager, Zenith Bank;

– General Manager, Zenith Bank;

– Executive Director (in charge of Lagos and south-south zones as well as strategic groups/business units of the bank, including Financial Control and Strategic Planning, Treasury and Correspondent Groups, Human Resources Group, Oil and Gas Group, and Credit Risk Management Group, etc), 2013;

– Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), 2003

SCHOOLS ATTENDED WITH DATES: Auchi Polytechnic,1984-1987; University of Oxford, England; Wharton Graduate School of Business, USA; Columbia Business School, Columbia University, United States of America; Harvard Business School; Lagos Business School of the Pan African University, Nigeria
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